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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the presi
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> obama is going to be formidable and ike it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides are already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama is staying in colorado. >> wednesday night big one, number one. >> thursday morning will be big here. >> a lot to talk about. >>> a bay area haven to techies has now been saved from closure. we'll have the details coming up next. >>> plus after three straight days of talks, we'll tell you if the sharks are going back on the ice any time soon. >>
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Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
presidential debate. tonight inside the obama and romney debate camps. how the candidates are preparing for the showdown. >>> making the case. the supreme court begins. >>> and carmageddo 2. what happened this weekend when one of the busiest highways in the countries was shut down. how did california cope with its freeway car free? >>> good evening from the joint command headquarters of the international security assistance force in kabul. we have been traveling through this country all week trying to take measure of this war, another insider attack has left a u.s. soldier and an american civilian dead. that brings the death toll to 2,118. so far this year, 267 have been killed. 31 of those killed at the hands of afghan police and military members. insider attacks. tonight against the backdrop of next month's presidential election, we're beginning a special look at a region at the brink and the foreign policy challenges that america is facing here in syria and afghanistan. richard engel, you have more on that attack today? >> reporter: cooperation between u.s. and afghan forces is the m
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
than a year now. now it's time to debate face-to-face. a live report from denver as president obama and governor romney prepare to square off. >>> and a rough day for hewlett-packard. what ceo meg whitman said that scared investors. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. this time yesterday we had 107 in gilroy. today temperatures starting to drop. a lot more comfortable outside, with anywhere from 78 in san jose to 86 in livermore. we're going to talk more about this temperature trend and some big-time changes for your weekend. even our next chance of showers in just a few minutes. >>> 50 minutes and counting. the first debate of the 2012 race for the white house starts at the top of the hour. tonight's theme domestic policy. the 90-minute debate will be divided into six timed segments of approximately 15 minutes each. president obama will get the first question, and mitt romney will get the last word. for the very latest, let's check in with nbc's steve handelsman live at the university of denver. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, tha
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
to show of barack obama that we don't already know? seeing is believing. the three times the debates have changed the lead in a presidential race. each time it was about the words, but also that something else, something that told voters what they didn't know and all of a sudden mattered a lot. and finally, bad numbers. barack obama's ahead in nearly every national poll and battle ground state poll. but what do we really make of the crunchers who say mitt romney has just a 1-5 chance to win this election? hi, i'm chris mathews. welcome to the show. with us today, new york magazine's john, trish and kelly and the huffington post's d howard. with just over a month to go for mitt romney, given the polls, the debates may be it. it could change the narrative that has dogged him or cemented. romney has the same urgent must-do list that he at the republican convention. only now could be his last chance. today we're going to look at romney's career, back at his career, at some missteps in past debates and also at some gems from barack obama. first up, first on romney's must-do list, get likable.
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. both sides already planning their post bedadebate rallies. coming up at 6:50, a live report from capitol hill with a look at why both sides are downplaying expectations while at the same time pressuring one another on foreign policy. >>> all right. let's check in welcome back weather right now. this story here has come up a little bit short so i think we need to change here. >> certainly not the forecast. >> no, the forecast smoking hot. christina loren, you're halving. >> i'd like to give it back to mother nature. as we head throughout the afternoon, it is going to be a scorcher. in fact what's bizarre is that this is actually the second monday of fall and we're talking about the potential for the hottest day of the year. the hottest day of 2012, first day of october. what's interesting is fresno down south, they're expecting the hottest start to the month in over 25 years. just an indication of how unusual it is to see temperatures soar this time of year. hazy sunri
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Oct 3, 2012 12:35am PDT
debates between myself and president obama. and i'm looking forward to having a serious conversation with my opponent about the issues. and asou may have heard, i've also prepared a few zingers for the occasion. [ laughter ] would you like a taste? [ cheers and applause ] for example, when we greet each other onstage before the debate, i'll put my finger on obama's tie and i'll say, "hey, there's something on your tie." [ laughter ] then, when he looks down, i'll slide my finger from his sternum right up to his nostrils, and i'll say, "boop." [ laughter ] ha ha-ha. ha ha ha ha-ha. ha ha. trust me, it's gonna be great. [ laughter ] i've also been working on some "that's what she said" zingers. [ light laughter ] for instance, when obama is talking during the debate, i'll just interrupt him and say, "that's what she said?" [ laughter ] ha ha ha. gets 'em every time. ha ha. [ laughter ] now, last week, my campaign leaked a memo telling everyone to lower their expectations for my performance in these debates because, as we all know, barack obama is an extremely gifted speaker. you might
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. as president obama and mitt romney prepare for tonight's crucial debate, our brand new poll numbers show where they stand. >>> mid-air scare. another incident of loose seats on an american airlines flight, and now the company says it knows why. >>> and shock value. daredevil magician david blaine goes high voltage in his latest stunt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a high stakes debate. all eyes turn to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race, and a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows president obama is holding on to his national lead, but not by much. 49% of likely voters favor the president while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama, which is within the survey's margin of error, but when it comes to a poll of registered voters the president widens his lead over romney to 7 points, 51% to 44. and, finally, four in ten surveyed now say the nation is headed in the right direction. that's the highest amount since june 2009. meanwhile, both candidates took a break from their d
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and crashing a van. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during climb out, passenger seats row 12d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> republicans are hoping the first of three presidential debates tomorrow night will be a game-changer for mitt romney. right now he trails the president in every battleground state. a new quinnipi
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney squaring off face to face, getting ready for the first debate. and a new television ad is reminding the candidates not to forget one of the year's biggest tragedies. >>> plus, a local official charging taxpayers for the appearances? why he is costing the taxpayers even more. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. record setting heat gripping a lot of the bay area and it looks like the temperatures will be 105 to 91. we'll stay hot for your tuesday. wee let you know about the next chance of showers. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ >>> they're prepping, coaching and studying for debate number one. president obama and mitt romney getting ready for wednesday night's face-off. it takes place in denver. both men facing challenges. neither is known for being a stellar debater. aides say the president doesn't like to talk in sound bites and can come off as pa
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
, and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> he's going to be formidable. it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> mitt romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama will be staying in colorado. >>> 5:43 right now. let's talk a little bit of baseball. long time coming. a's fans waiting a very long time for this, a shot at the postseason. >> exciting. the last time oakland was playing in the postseason was back in 2006. >> i remember. >> christey smi ie smith is liv oa
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
's due back in court for a plea in the san mateo case on october 10th. >>> the first official debate of the 2012 election is one day away. workers in denver prepared the arena for its place in history. president obama and gop candidate mitt romney step on stage tomorrow night. it will be their first face-to-face meeting in nearly five years. both candidates have taken the debate seriously. romney aides brought two podiums into his hotel conference room for a mock debate. not only is he spending long hours in practice sessions. but he's memorizing a series of zingers to criticize the president. president obama has five mock debates under his belt. he's been practicing under senator john kerry. the president's goals are to keep his answers tight and be aggressive without overdoing it. a new poll in "the wall street journal" shows nearly 40% of registered voters say the upcoming debate are extremely or quite important to help them determine their vote. you can watch the debate tomorrow night at 6:00. >>> triple digits for the first week of fall. if you were outside or inside, you felt t
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
outlines romney's skills as a prepared, aggressive, debater. the romney campaign is touting president obama's natural gifts and the extensive seasoning under the bright lights of the bright stage. today, in a mock debate, senator john kerry dismissed the idea that the republican nominee is an inexperienced debater, pointing to more than 20 debates. >> oh please, just give me 20 breaks, not just one. >> reporter: but analysts saying given the state of the race, the burden may be on the challenger. >> he has to do something to get people to take a deep breath, and say wait a minute, well, i thought i made a decision about supporting the president but maybe i better look a second time at mitt romney, that is what he needs to do. >> reporter: and one other thing on today's flight this evening, mitt romney said that people tend to during the debates, focus on the small things, like the color of one's tie, or even dramatic one-liners. but if he can get a handle on the debate, he is confident he will win this thing. >> all right, in a suburb outside minneapolis a community is reeling after a man w
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> governor romney, he's -- he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he plays, barack obama, he plays them well, too. i hate to tell you. >> reporter: mitt romney practicing with ohio senator rob portman looks like he's been getting a workout. the president sparring with john kerry, even chose a key suburb in nevada, a battleground state, for his practice session. neither candidate is known as a great debater. aides say the president doesn't like to talk in sound bites, and can be patronizing. >> you're likeable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: romney, say advisers, can come off as out of touch with average voters. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: in the 52 years since the debates were first televised the first rule is appearances count. nixon should have shaved. al bush shouldn't have sighed. and the camera never blinks. challengers can benefit just by being on the stage with an incumbent president. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: it helps to have a well rehearsed one-liner. >> governor, there you go again. >> repo
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. the debates sure matter in 2008. going in, obama and republican challenger john mccain were neck in neck. post debates gave obama victories in each case. he soared from there. >> what do we do now? we hear all these polls. the obama cam says we like these polls because they're ahead. the romney campaign says you know what? they're insignificant. what do you think? >> they are and they aren't. a six-point spread among likely voters is not that impressive. it is within the margin of error. but obama's showing is most impressive in those swing states like ohio, florida and pennsylvania. the winner has got to win at least one, preferably at least two to make it. now he has double digit or near double digit leads in each of them. all of which places incredible pressure on mitt romney to change the course of the campaign. >> so what's the game plan for each one of the candidates at the debates? >> okay. the first debate is on domestic policy. fine. that should be romney's bread and butter. he has to find a way to return to his message on the economy. what is the message? mainly that whatever the mes
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
they came for. what happened in that meeting. >>> and mitt romney and president obama meet face-to-face for the first time in five years. what's at stake for the candidates heading into the first presidential debate. >>> right now, let's give you a live look outside, spanning over the city of san francisco. the beautiful city by the bay. christina will be along to tell you about the traffic. this is wednesday october 3rd "today in the bay." >>> it is 4:31. i'm jon kelley. >> lots to get to, but first let's check the forecast with christina loren. >> it is the talk of the town, the very hot weather, the hot start to october. and today we are going to take the triple digits down to the 90s in the warmer cities across the bay but it's still going to be abnormally hot. the big news is san francisco yesterday, 93 degrees. we're going to talk about how hot your city was and when we're getting some cooler weather. we'll get to that forecast. first, hey, mike. >> we're tracking the bridge. i just saw flashing lights. crews starting to move those construction zones on the north side. we
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
the primary debates. and obama has a tendency to ramble. and i think that's going to be interesting to watch. >> listen, i think the reality is that when the challenger gets the opportunity to stand on the same stage, feet from the president of the united states, and go toe-to-toe, and offer without any media fundamentalad press densz densy, i think it will make a difference. >> romney had a conversation with "good morning america" about that. let me play a portion and have you respond to it in particular. >> i think he's going to say a lot of things that aren't accurate. but i think that the challenge that i'll have in the debate is that the president tends to, how shall i say it, say things that aren't true. and in attacking his opponents. >> give me an example of what he would want to attack, what the president has done, and how you think romney will handle it. >> well, i think president obama has, and i want to be charitable here, has a casual relationship with the truth. he's very eloquent. he's extremely articulate. he is very bright. anybody who thinks otherwise, who thinks that when
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
waiting for. the very first presidential debate taking place later on today. both president obama and mitt romney spending the day getting some last-minute preparations in before the the two step up to f the nation. security did a sweep just a few hours ago. romney is already in colorado. president obama is set to be there today it this is the first time the two have met face-to-face in five years. the latest nbc news poll showing romney has momentum. he is just three points behind president obama. still political experts say tonight's crucial for the republican candidate. >> the president has an opportunity to put this race away if he has some great night and mitt romney has a really bad night. mitt romney has to have a good night to get this trajectory of this race to change. >> likely a lot of things going back and forth in this one. tonight's debate's main focus will be on domestic policy. >>> and of course make sure to check out the debate action. right here on nbc bay area. you can tune in an hour early for local news right here, followed by "nightly news" starting at 5:30. >>> antio
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
in with you. >>> still ahead at 11:00, mitt romney and president obama meet face-to-face for the first time in five years. what's at stake for the candidates heading into the first presidential debate of the campaign. >>> i'm bob redell. we are live in san francisco. just hours away from the first day of competition of america's cup world series. we will catch up with one of the competitors here at pier 32. >>> the leader at hp says it will take a lot longer to turn it around. we will have a look at this in business. >>> to decision 2012 now. about seven hours from now, mitt romney gets his chance to tell president obama what he has been saying in tv ads and speeches. the economy is getting worse. the president confronts romney if he has written off 47% of america to get richer. the debate happens tonight in denver. tracie potts has the preview. >> reporter: president obama on the right and mitt romney on the left. questions about taxes and health care. the bar is high for the president and predicts romney's aggressiveness is not a fun balance. >> he has the facts. he drills you. he is tena
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president obama and governor romney stayed out of the spotlight. instead, preparing for their debate. but their running mates hit the trail in swing states. vice president biden said team romney would hike middle class taxes, while congressman ryan swung back. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list of popular peanut butter brands is expanding tonight. new mexico-based sunland is now adding more store brand names to its recall list. the company provides peanut butter and other nut products to major chains. some of the brand names include target's archer farms, safe waive open nature and fresh and easy. also on the list are nature valley, earthbalance and serious food. the recall first began after some people started ge
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
was relatively quiet today. both candidates emerged briefly from their preparations for tomorrow night's debate. president obama holed up in nevada brought pizzas to a local campaign office and worked the phones right there with the volunteers and he joked about his debate preparations. >> they're keeping any indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> in my view it's not winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. >> reporte governor romney appeared in denver. you can watch the debate. topic is domestic policy and moderator is jim lair. coverage begins at 6:00 tomorrow night. >>> a warning about a popular seafood. it's the details of a costco recall. >>> i'm jeff ranieri. temperatures holding onto the century mark in the east bay and starting to slowly climb on down into south bay right now with plenty of low 90s here across parts of san jose down to campbell. we'll have more on that full forecast in our seven-day in details on when major cooling will arrive in just a few minutes. ah. fire bad! ju
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
presidential debate. the stage is set for tonight's showdown between president obama and mitt romney. their first face-to-face meeting in five years. chuck todd is the white house political director and chief white house correspondent outside the university of denver. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. first of three 90-minute debates, one-on-one between president obama and mitt romney, and it comes at a critical time. for romney it's about turning the page on a rough september, and for the president it's a chance to shut off romney's last path to victory. president obama took a break from tuesday's debate prep in nevada visiting the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular, and i've never seen it before. >> reporter: meanwhile in denver, mitt romney's break time from debate prep was lunch at the tex-mex chain restaurant chipotle joined by ohio senator rob portman who is playing mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions. with the two candidates off the trail tuesday, their number two men picked up the slack. campaigning in north carolina vice president biden dre
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
set for the first presidential debates of this campaign. this morning, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are putting the finishing touches on their key talking points. our new nbc poll shows romney has momentum ahead of tonight's debate. he is just three points behind the president with likely voters nationwide. coming up, a live report from denver with a look at the specific advice that both candidates are getting from their campaign coaches. you can watch the debate right here at 6:00. that's right after "nightly news." and we'll have a wrap-up at 11:00. >>> it is 6:10 right now. brace yourself. the new plan that could penalize you if you don't keep your private stuff private. >>> plus, turning linai into a little laboratory. we'll tell you what a bay area billionaire plans to do with the hawaiian island he now owns. >>> plus, the job status. a look at how america is doing in the economy ahead of those debates coming up. >>> we'll take you live back here to san francisco to show you what goes on overnight while you're sleeping to make sure these a.c. 45s are ready for
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
a lot of politics to talk about. we're on the eve of the first presidential debate. both president obama and governor romney will spend the day preparing. what message do they need to send to undecided voters tuning in tomorrow night. bill o'reilly is here to talk about his new bookoming up. >> we'll look forward to that a. question, what caused this nasty gash on a killer whale in san diego. was it an accident or was it an attack by other whales? a live report on that. >> and post seth mcfarland? his friends and al roker praise the pick. some wonder why they selected the guy from family guy. we'll talk about it with today's professionals. >> do we sense what you feel? >> i'm still absorbing it. i'll let you know. >> not prepared to talk about it. before we get to that we want to check with the top stories from natalie morales. good morning. >> good morning everyone. we begin with that story about trouble in the skies for american airlines. as at least two separate 757 jets had to be diverted after several rows of seats came loose mid flight and six more planes are being inspected for th
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
already started voting just days before the first presidential debate. more numbers now. gallup tells us that president obama's approval rating is still hovering around 50%. lynn, it turns out this could end up being his best month in terms of that approval rating in a year. >> tracie potts in washington, thanks so much. >>> now here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in utah, it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. poor little guy. officers used a climbing rope to lasso the animal and hoist it to safety. it was then released back into the wild. >>> beer drinkers, you may want to turn away. cases of beer went flying onto a colorado highway from an overturned semi that apparently took a turn too quickly. the stretch of highway was closed for threely three hours while crews cleaned up the big mess and set the truck up right t. driver suffered minor injuries. >>> finally, the big apple is planning to add another big tourist attraction. new york city officials released an artist rendering of a 625-foot-tall ferris
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
, christina. >>> turning now to decision 2012, president barack obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney taking the day off from the campaign trail just to prepare for tomorrow's big showdown. the first of three debates will take place here in denver, as we take a live look this morning. both president obama and mitt romney running through full rehearsals to hone in those talking points. as of this morning president obama has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states. both campaigns say tomorrow will be important to reach those undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirely here on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night, wednesday night. >>> 4 c:51. how about some sticker shock in santa clara. the 49ers trying to sell the tickets to the
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are taking the day off to prepare for tomorrow's big showdown. the first of three debates will take place in denver. both the president and romney are running through full rehearsals to fine tune their talking points. as of this morning, president obama has the lead in all nine of the key battle ground states. both campaigns say to him night is important to reach undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation. we will get to describe our views. >> the choice of two paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirety on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts wednesday night at 6:00. >>> in a move to save money, milpitas may put the police department on the chopping block. considering outsourcing law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. it is on the agenda at the meeting tonight which is open to the public. this is all happening at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> another ba
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
performance in the first debate one week from today. the man who plays mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions, though, tried to lower expectations playing up the president's experience. >> he has been through a lot of those one-on-one debates with a republican. mitt has not, and you think about it, he hasn't had a real debate in ten years because these republican debates tend to be more like candidate forums. >> reporter: tuesday the chief candidates both made whirlwind visits to new york city. president obama aaddressed the u.n. general assembly addressing iran's efforts to build nuclear weapons. >> a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: those strong words didn't satisfy romney. >> we can look at the record the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: and both candidates tried to one up each other in praising bill clinton at the former president's global conference on global giving. romney joked about the clinton bounce in obama's polls after the democratic conve
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30am PDT
, president obama and republican candidate mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate. this one focusing on domestic policy. on thursday,ing the minutes of the last meeting of this federal reserve open-market committee. this is the meeting when the fed governors approve another round of quantitative easing. and on friday the monthly jobs report will be released. we will find out if there is any change to the 8.1% unemployment rate for america. >>> finally, ready to hand over the wheel? at google headquarters this week, jerry brown signed a law legalizing driverless cars. the search giant has been developing self driving cars for years and they use camera a's and radar to detect other vehicles and have reportedly logged 300,000 road miles without an accident. implementing this idea is right on schedule. it was just at the 1939 world's fair when general motors predicted a highway system full of electric cars controlled by remote radio as part of the company's future exhibit. that u thank you for joining me. join me for a special interview oracle cofounder and ceo and the third ric
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in oakland kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> roseanne barr will not be there, but president obama and mitt romney will engage in the first of three presidential debates this week. candidates will focus on domestic policy this wednesday. can you catch the debate right here on nbc bay area live at 6:00 p.m. >>> the california man believed to be behind an anti-muslim video remains behind bars tonight. a judge ruled he should be held on suspicion of violating the terms of his probation. the judge ordered him to be held without bond because he's a flight risk. the 55-year-old is on probation from a 2010 conviction for check fraud. a 14-minute trailer for the film, the innocence of muslims was posted on youtube in july, and linked to deadly protests around the middle east. >>> a male model is facing federal charges tonight half a midair meltdown on board a flight bound for california. >> please help me, i can't breathe. >> the cell phone video shot on board a united airlines flight from chicago to orange county on tuesday night. passengers say they had to jump into action, and they used
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
it depends on the debate and what happens in the debate will depend on how president obama performs against him and how he comes after him. i think the president is lucky to have the unemployment numbers come out next week, after that first debate, rather than this week, before the debate, because that would give him an opening. we have seen the debates take unusual turns in the past. president ford liberated poland when debating, you remember, and jimmy carter said he talked about nuclear policy with amy, and ronald reagan said there you go again, and it changed it for ronald reagan. >> talk about that fight night. many think because of where romney is it is a make or break moment for him. i love to hear the commentators fall over themselves to compliment each other for once on the campaign trail. you have mitt romney saying the president is obviously a very eloquent, gifted speaker, david axelrod says i think the invasion of normandy took less preparation than romney putting into the debates. let's get real for a moment. who is the better debater really? >> they're both mediocre debaiters
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> in the race for the white house, the vice presidential candidates had a bit of a debate of their own today on the economy. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the latest. >> days before the first vice presidential debate mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> thanks. >> bumps in the road also describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. costly distractions, and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you, i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: when vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida the president was calling on congress to help homeowners. even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction but we're not there
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the first presidential debate, mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and the chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> how are you doing? >> god bless you, sir. >> thanks. >> reporter: bumps in the road also describe what's the romney campaign has been unable to avoid if recent weeks, costly distractions and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the  message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget -- nothing! except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture of dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: while vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners, even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction, but we're not there. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooa
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Sep 29, 2012 12:35am PDT
are talking about, you guys. with the first presidential debate less than a week away, both the obama camp and romney camp are being careful not to overhype their candidates. they're asking voters to lower their expectations and not get too excited. [ light laughter ] or as voters put it, "way ahead of you. way ahead of you, buddy. don't worry about that." [ applause ] "we decided last month. yeah, yeah, yeah. we're good." listen to this. a new report found that taxpayers spent $1 billion supporting the obama family last year. yeah, when mitt romney heard that, he was shocked. he was like, "you guys were living off only a billion dollars?" [ laughter ] "this is a problem with -- how do you do that?" [ laughter ] "you only have two rolls-royces? you've got to be kidding." you guys hear about this? mahmoud ahmadinejad's entourage stopped at costco while they were in new york city this week. that must've been rad, yeah. [ laughter ] him walking around going -- [ in middle eastern accent ] >> "who needs all these paper towels? i mean, what are you going to do with all these?" [ laughter ] "eve
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
men will be joined by their wives tomorrow. ann romney says during past debates in the primaries, her husband routinely looked over at her for reassurance. meanwhile, tomorrow is the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. mrs. obama recently joked she would like her husband to write love you, honey on his hand so she and 50 million or so others can see it when he waives. >> as we said, all begins just over 24 hours from now. peter aim ex-an der already in the venue in denver and set tonight. thanks. >>> our political director chuck todd is also part of our team in denver, tonight debuting our pre-debate polling numbers. chuck, how interesting that 34 states are voting, but this race is still on the move, and either a gaffe or a big moment at one of these debates could change the numbers further. >> reporter: look, it's absolutely true. and let's look at our new nbc/wall street journal poll. there are two numbers that matter more when judging whether a president wins re-election or not. it's his job approval rating and where people see the direction of the country. for the president right n
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Sep 27, 2012 12:35am PDT
finale of "here comes honey boo boo" on tlc. [ cheers and applause ] or as president obama put it, "all right, now i can finally start prepping for those debates." i can -- [ laughter ] from celebrity news. lady gaga revealed that she recently gained 25 pounds by eating the food at her father's italian restaurant. >> audience member: what?! >> jimmy: yeah, 25 pounds of fat. or as lady gaga calls that, a dress. [ audience oohs ] some business news. today, the ceo of radio shack announced that he is stepping down immediately. of course -- [ audience aws ] of course, no one heard the announcement because he said it into a microphone they bought at radio shack. [ laughter ] it doesn't work. doesn't work. made by tandy. >> steve: yeah, tandy corporation. >> jimmy: yeah, tandy corp. >> steve: free batteries. >> jimmy: here's an election update. mitt romney's campaign said that president obama is spiking the ball too early in ohio, after recent polls showed obama pulling ahead. yeah. obama hasn't earned that win yet, which is why today the nfl replacement refs just gave it to him anyway. [ lau
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
's kristin walker has the latest. >> reporter: with four mock debates under his bet, the president will rally supporters in nevada before jumping in to the debate preps ring with senator john kerry, his sparring partner, channelling mitt romney. in an iowa poll out today, president obama got another boost, leaving governor romney by four points, 49 to 45%. the president at ease, even making fun of his own gaffe. >> i want to see us export more jobs. export more products. excuse me. excuse me -- i was channelling my opponent there for a second. >> reporter: last week romney hinting at his debate approach. >> he's trying to fool people in to thinking thing that's don't and that ends during the debate. >> reporter: for days both sides have been tamping down expectations. today on the sunday talk shows. >> he's prepared more than any other candidate in i think history, certainly recent history. >> sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, the comment. that doesn't happen often. >> reporter: on "meet the press," new jersey republican governor chris christie had another take. >> thursday morning th
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. president obama and mitt romney right now getting set for decision 2012 and their very first presidential debates. >> both candidates taking time off from their public appearances to hone in on those talking points for tomorrow's debate in denver. >> while they're ready to talk to each other, they're also focusing their message on what they want to send out to the undecided voters. >> brian mooar joins us live from washington with more on the story. good morning, brian. >> reporter: it is crunch time now. voters are actually starting to go to the polls in some of these key states. early balloting starts today in the all-important swing state of ohio and really the candidates are hoping to do two things. they're hoping to score some points on the other guy but also avoid those gotcha moments, those just subtle phrases or a sigh or weird body english that could just decide which way one voter or another is going to fall in one of those key states. well, the candidates have been preparing, preparing, preparing, getting their messages honed down to a fine edge. here is how they want tomorrow
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on the outcome, the president is playing the underdog card. >> governor romney is a good debator. i'm just okay. >> he plays them well too. >> romney has been practicing with ohio senator rob portman standing in as the president. president obama has chosen john kerry to spar with. >> today president obama got an endorsement from an unlikely world leader. >> president obama did not ask for this endorsement is not going to comment on it. it's coming from venezuela president hugo chavez. the socialist leader known for anti-american rhetoric says he hopes mr. obama wins the presidential election. he called mr. obama "a good guy." his comments could be a sign that he's looking for a better diplomatic relations with the u.s., the top buyer of venezuela's oil. >>> in eastern afghanistan, the taliban launched a deadly attack on u.s. forces. a suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint u.s./afghan patrol killing 14 people including three americans. today's attack comes after a deadly weekend on american forces pushing the u.s. military death toll to over 2,000 since the start
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
is shaping up just days before the first presidential debate. a new nbc poll shows a tied race in nevada and north carolina where republican candidate mitt romney is just two points behind president obama. but in new hampshire, romney trails by a wider gap, seven points. romney trying to pull ahead by hammering the president on the economy, telling veterans in virginia the national debt is more than just numbers on paper. >> trillion dollar deficits, that debt is owned by somebody. someone holds that. that puts america in a position of economic risk. >> more than half the country has already started early voting. the first presidential debate on wednesday in denver. >>> the newest nobel peace price laureate will be right here in the bay area this weekend. she is a leader who is outspoken and a critic of the myanmar military. this marks her first visit to the u.s. since 1971. she will be speaking at the san francisco freedom forum this evening. tomorrow she'll address a crowd of about 5,000 at the university of san francisco. while both event are sold out, they're also being streamed onli
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Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
are moving forward again. >> this morning, the state of the race. a debate preview, and a look at the issues that will sway undecided voters. with us, republican governor of new jersey, the keynoter at the gop convention, chris christie. and for the obama campaign, the architect of his 2008 run, now white house senior adviser david plouffe. finally, insights and analysis from our political roundtable. joining us, conservative activist and founder of the faith and freedom coalition ralph reed. former democratic governor of pennsylvania ed rendell. anchor of bbc's "world news america" katty kay. and our chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning. with both sides in full preparation mode for wednesday's first presidential debate, the struggling romney campaign is recalibrating his message to better connect with voters on the economy and to attack the president on his handling of the latest foreign policy crisis, the evolving explanation of what exactly happened in libya when our u.s. ambassador was killed more than two weeks ago on 9/11.
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
't take responsibility for their own lives. >> reporter: less than a week to the first presidential debate which some have cast as romney's make or break moment. he urges the voters to consider mr. obama's actions not his words. >> you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do, but when you cut through the words, you can look at the record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then you know it's time to choose a new leader. >> reporter: president obama even tried to turn a stumble into a stinging critique. >> i want to see us export more jobs, export more products, excuse me. i was -- i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> reporter: and earlier this week, mitt romney told me he's not worried about the polls, the polls go up and they go down. but savannah, where they are right now does begin to matter. beginning today as many as 30 states are voting with absentee or early voting. iowa, the latest state to vote, early voting there begins today. >> all right. peter alexander in the battleground of virgi
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